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09-18-2010, 03:42 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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It's going to take more than that to break in a new pair of hockey skates.
I bought an RBK 9K years ago and which was triple the cost of my previous skate. I almost gave up on the 9K after 3 weeks of frustration as they felt like crap. And I was playing hockey on average of 4 times a week.
It actually took between 1 - 2 months for the skate to start breaking in and feel comfortable and took somewhere between 2 - 4 months to start finally feel like an old pair of slippers. Now I can't imagine ever going back to my lower end skates and just keep them for spare (when I need to re-steel my 9Ks).
Now mind you, the break in period will vary depending on a lot of things. How often you play, how demanding you are to your skates when you play, possibly your weight and possibly depending on the model of the skates too.
Eventually the material on the ankle will soften up after X amount of times you've laced on your skates.
Breaking in is one thing, lack of support due to skates being too big is another. I don't think breaking them in can help much, if at all, in this case.
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